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Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

THE STRESS FACTOR - BOOK NOOK

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THE STRESS FACTOR: Finding Rest in an Uneasy World
by Brian Charette & Kerry Willis Beacon Hill Press
978-0-8341-3002-9, PB
156 pages, $13.99

Stress is everywhere and so are self-help books about it, so why another one?  Many books bog readers down with research and self-help mechanisms. This book uses storytelling as a new way for readers to understand and deal with stress.

Charette and Willis engage readers through the fictional episodes of Chris Seal.  Readers see themselves in the issues...

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SHORT-TERM VS. LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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At various times, many people may feel frustrated by the performance of their investments. For example, they expect growth, and they don't get it — or they think the value of their investment won't fluctuate much, but it does. However, some of this frustration might be alleviated if investors were more familiar with the nature of their investment vehicles. Specifically, it's important to keep in mind the difference between long-term and short-term investments.

What defines long-term and...

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LAST VEGAS - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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The movie I really wanted to see was in limited release this week, forcing me to wait for the romantic comedy that promises to be a hit and instead venture into another horror flick, a sci-fi movie based on a book I've never read, or a comedy about 60-somethings hitting on 20-somethings. Fully aware that I wasn't exactly the target demographic, I headed to see Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro, and Kevin Kline.

Last Vegas opens on five best friends—Paddy...

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BLISSFUL AFFLICTION - BOOK NOOK

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BLISSFUL AFFLICTION
by Judson Edwards Smyth & Helwys Publishing Inc.
129 pages. $15

With wry, self-effacing humor, author and former pastor Judson Edwards tells of his struggles and modest successes with writing – for instance, a royalty check that paid for only a single celebratory meal for his family at Burger King. Such refreshing candor means his is a relatable narrative for writers who haven't broken through to superstardom. Though Blissful Affliction is written in the tradition of...

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DON HALL'S ORIGINAL DRIVE IN - FRIENDLY FOODIE

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Blast from the past! This week I decided on a throwback dining location. I chose one of Fort Wayne's oldest and most unique restaurants. Don Hall's Original Drive-In was opened in 1946 by Don Hall. Hall had a vision of using his land on Bluffton Road to open a restaurant. However, he made that dream into a reality bigger than he imagined as his restaurants slowly started popping up all over Fort Wayne, each with its own unique identity and theme. Since I was a little kid I can remember...

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HELEN J. LICHTSINN, 86

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HELEN J. LICHTSINN, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Saint Anne Home. Born March 1, 1927, in Harpersville, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Regiec) Demski.

She worked and retired from General Electric. She was a member of the GE Elex Club, Quarter Century Club, El-Par; Stitch for Charity; and a 46-year member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

"The family would like to thank Saint Anne Home for their kind, loving, and compassionate care given...

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